Registered Nurse – Auckland Prison

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Health and Nursing
  • Location: Auckland (Tamaki-makau-rau)
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1449991
  • Job Title: Registered Nurse – Auckland Prison
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Are you a Registered Nurse looking for a change where you can make a difference in the health care of others?

Auckland Prison in Albany is New Zealand’s only male maximum security prison with a capacity of 681 prisoners. It’s state of the art design enhances care and rehabilitation initiatives of our prisoners.

Our large purpose built Central Health Centre has modern consulting, treatment and clinic rooms. On each of the accommodations wings there is a primary care facility incorporating clinics and an area for dispensing medication.

Our model of care incorporates a proactive multidisciplinary approach to ensure every engagement counts.

While working closely with a range of health professionals including Mental Health, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Dentistry, General Practitioners and DHB services, the nurse led clinics are vital in providing a holistic health delivery service.

You will contribute to and deliver a comprehensive primary care nursing service in partnership with our external providers as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the prison setting.

To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of health issues and treatment options relating to health and well-being. You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care within a secure environment.

You will be a qualified Registered Nurse with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever-changing. You’ll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourages new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service. If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!

No night duty is required but an on call after hours service is provided and rostered.

About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at